Tag: F-15X

USAF could buy up to 80 F-15Xs (and risk losing part of its planned F-35 fleet) over a period of five years
The service would purchase 48 of the 84 F-35s that were called for last year in the Pentagon’s plan for 2020, with the remainder going to the Navy and Marines, according to program documents. As we have reported, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) is reportedly requesting an upgraded version of the Boeing...
Boeing to provide classified briefing on F-15 and F/A-18E/F fighter bombers to Germany
Lawmakers are skeptical about the capabilities of the F-15X Advanced Eagle The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is reportedly requesting an upgraded version of the Boeing F-15 Eagle fighter jet in its 2020 budget, despite pushback from lawmakers and earlier skepticism from top USAF officials. According to Bloomberg, the service...
Will Taiwan buy F-15 or F/A-18 fighters to boost its defense capabilities?
“An F-15 will never be an F-35. Never. But I need capacity,” U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein U.S. Air Force (USAF) Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein has said that his service will only buy new F-15X fighters if funds are allocated. Goldfein stressed...
Will Taiwan buy F-15 or F/A-18 fighters to boost its defense capabilities?
The decision to buy the F-15X comes from the Pentagon’s top leadership and not the U.S. Air Force According to Bloomberg the Pentagon will request $1.2 billion for 12 Boeing F-15Xs in the fiscal year 2020 budget. Sources familiar with the decision who asked not to be named...
Lockheed Martin pitches F-22, F-35 hybrid to the USAF too
With a Raptor’s body and the Lightning II’s brain, the F-22, F-35 hybrid would aim to answer the next decade’s Russian and Chinese threats Defense One has found out that Lockheed Martin is working behind the scenes to peddle its F-22, F-35 hybrid fighter to the U.S. Air Force. With a Raptor’s body and the Lightning II’s brain, the new jet...
Will Taiwan buy F-15 or F/A-18 fighters to boost its defense capabilities?
The F-15X will carry more than two dozen air-to-air missiles and has modern flight controls, cockpit displays, and radar Marcus Weisgerber reports on Defense One that Boeing is quietly peddling a new variant of its F-15, dubbed F-15X, to the Pentagon. The F-15X will carry more than two dozen air-to-air missiles and has modern flight controls, cockpit displays, and radar. “We see...